Klopfer Martin Design Group

BWH Garden Cafe

Brigham and Women’s Hospital | Garden Café


Boston, MA

Formerly housed in two concrete cylinders with tiny porthole windows, Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s primary cafeteria was a dim, depressing space with a matching menu of unhealthy choices. The Garden Cafe project completely re-envisioned the hospital’s primary dining experience through three strategies:

Architectural - The precast concrete enclosing wall was replaced with two full-height glass curtain walls bringing in daylight and garden views.
Landscape - Linear garden spaces were introduced to focus views in foreground and desirable street views through shrubs and trees that act as visual filters.
Interiors & Food Choices - Spatial improvements are augments with fresh and healthier food choices, display of fresh foods and increased light levels.

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Boston, MA

Partners Healthcare
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 


Bruner/Cott Architects, architect
McNamara Salvia, structural engineers
Cloud Gehshan Associates, graphics, wayfinding
KMDG, landscape architect

Christian Phillips Photography

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